Boardman River Clean Sweep
Boardman River - GrassHopper Creek
Dock Removal Report
October 04, 2023
2023 Project #46

I got a report from the GTCD that they had found 5 docks in the Grasshopper Creek area and they needed some help
getting them to a place where they could put them in a trailer for disposal. I was more than happy to comply.

We used the GTCD canoes and all their equipment that we have gotten from MICORPS Grants in the past. What a blessing
that grant program has been to us and to the Boardman River.

It was a fun and easy project since all the docks came out of the logjams fairly easily. We had the right stuff and enough
boats to bring them safely to the landing area where we have parked the truck and the big dump trailer.

The pieces of docks were very heavy, so I didn't do much of the lifting. I let the young guys do that.

After Paul and I left, the others found 5 more docks stuck on a railroad bridge which they added to the ones we got.
All of them were disposed of at the DNR Dump area on Mill Rd.

The photo of the year was taken today:

All the photos for this project are here:

All Photos taken today:.

Our work today was partially funded by grants from:

The Consumers Energy Foundation


National Cherry Festival Foundation

Adams Chapter Trout Unlimited

And private donors like you.

Thank you to the DNR for letting us use their Dumpters to dispose of this river debris.

Norman R. Fred
Chairman - Boardman River Clean Sweep
10422 Peninsula Dr. - Traverse City, MI 49686

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